I have always wanted to try to make these, ever since I made my winter forest in my apothecary jars last year. I’m sure there are several ways to make them. The way I tried it, worked pretty well, and I did this project is just a few minutes. Here is how I made my DIY snow globe ornaments.
- Large plastic ornament balls
- Small craft trees
- Glue stick and glue gun
- Artificial snowflakes
I found these little trees in green and white. There are so many different kinds. Just make sure they will fit through the ornament ball opening.
Carefully pinch one tree from the top, until you feel you have a good grip on it. For me, it took a couple adjustments.
Carefully add a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the tree. Quickly and carefully, place your tree inside the ornament. When working with plastic and hot glue, it attaches right away, so once the glue hits the plastic, there is only about 2 seconds (literally) to place and adjust.
Repeat until you are satisfied with your mini forest.
Using a funnel, fill your globe with artificial snowflakes.
The chopsticks come in handy to help push the snowflakes into the ball. Gently shake the globe to get the flakes to spread out evenly.
Tie ribbon and twine to your ornaments. These would make great Christmas gifts or even a neighbor or teacher gift.
Here are a couple after photos.
Here are a few other DIY ornament ideas: